Portman Joins Cast of Thor
She can be my nurse.
following news is pretty interesting -- not necessarily
in that Kenneth Branagh sought out an actress as talented
as Portman, but that she's playing Jane Foster. It just
goes to prove that Marvel has been incredibly good at keeping
speculation had been that the Thor script would NOT focus
on modern-day Earth, but rather stay in Asgard, making it
a much more mythical adventure that might set up why Thor
would be on Earth for the Avengers' movie. With a star as
big as Portman playing the love interest of Thor's alter
ego, Don Blake, that's clearly off the table. (Though no
one's talking -- is actor Chris Hemsworth playing both Thor
and Blake, and how the heck would that work?)
movie looks to be about the humbling of a god, and the making
of a modern-day superhero. Check it out -- and mark the
date on your calendar, because this one's going to be good.
Studios announced today that Academy Award® nominated
actress Natalie Portman has been cast to star as Jane Foster
in the studio’s highly anticipated movie THOR. In
the early THOR comics, JANE FOSTER was a nurse who became
Thor's first love. The character will be updated for the
feature adaptation. Portman will star opposite Chris Hemsworth
who will play Thor and Tom Hiddleston who will play the
villain Loki. Kenneth Branagh will direct the film.
Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce THOR. Principal
photography for the film is set for early 2010. The film
will be released in the US on May 20, 2011 and distributed
by Paramount Pictures.
expands its film universe with a new type of superhero:
THOR. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from
present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center
of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant
warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war.
Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans
as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be
a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world
sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
she could pick up the hammer...now THAT might be
will next be seen starring in Jim Sheridan’s BROTHERS
opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire. She recently
wrapped production on HESHER, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt
and executive produced by her production company handsomecharlie
films, and Don Roos’ LOVE AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PURSUITS,
which also she executive produced. In 2004, she won a Golden
Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as an Academy
Award nomination in the same category for CLOSER. She also
earned critical acclaim for her role in GARDEN STATE and
is most well known for her role as Queen Padme Amidala in
the STAR WARS Trilogy. Other film credits include THE OTHER
BOLEYN GIRL, V FOR VENDETTA, COLD MOUNTAIN, ANYWHERE BUT
HERE, HEAT, BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, and THE PROFESSIONAL.
is one of a continuing slate of films being produced by
Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, including
IRON MAN 2 on May 7, 2010, THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA
on July 22, 2011, and THE AVENGERS on May 4, 2012.
interesting thought: If it's true that Jessica Biel is in
talks to play either The Enchantress or Sif, well, we've
got ourselves an interesting triangle, don't we?